(By David Hancock, ’76 Contributor) How has Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act of 2010, impacted your personal health care choices? When you ask that complex question, you’ll get a very complex answer depending on who you speak with. If it’s someone in a rural area, don’t expect happy talk.
Originally published in the Washington Times. In June I was at a Cory Gardner for Senate get-together. The Colorado Republican candidate told a roomful of friends that he was surprised to see his Democratic opponent, Mark Udall, running ads accusing Gardner of banning birth control – since Gardner had just picked up his wife’s birth control pills. Everybody laughed.
(’76 Contributor) Welcome to the latest skirmish on the fake war on women — it’s called the “wage gap.” According to the Census Bureau, the median earnings of women are only 77 cents of every dollar earned by men. How insulting. How unfair. Don’t despair, though, because President Obama has signed two executive orders banning the scourge of gender inequality from the land. Whew. Who could argue with that moral trumpet call — equal pay for equal work?
To anyone who still believes the National Rifle Association cares more about protecting your Second Amendment rights than it does about kissing up to powerful politicians, it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee. For the NRA, the Second Amendment has become little more than an expedient tool for raising money, striking political compromises, and maintaining access to those in power.